CNN was quick to condemn the incident as an act of terror:
— CNN (@CNN) 19 декабря 2016 г.
On Sunday, Israel suffered a similar attack when a man drove a truck into a group of Israeli soldiers at a popular tourist spot in Jerusalem. Four soldiers, all in their early 20s, were killed and at least 15 were injured — some even had to be extricated from under the truck.
Surveillance footage captured the attack and shows that after the driver plows into the group of soldiers, he reverses back into them. This second attack seems to eliminate the theory that this was an accidental act.
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) 8 января 2017 г.
— Anthony Shaw (@AnthonyShaw_) 8 января 2017 г.
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) 8 января 2017 г.
The New York Times:
In the description of what happened in Israel, the Times referenced it as an “episode.” It was stated that police called it an “act of terrorism” but didn’t seem to call the act “terrorism” themselves.
— ABC News (@abcnews) 20 декабря 2016 г.
ABC News called the Berlin attack an “assault,” which implied it was intended violence.
— ABC News (@ABC) 8 января 2017 г.
When it comes to Israel, a truck simply “runs over” a group of soldiers, which may open up people’s minds to wonder if it was an accident. It also seems to shift blame to the “truck” instead of the person driving the truck.
The attack in Jerusalem occurred in the “Old City,” which was recently blasted by the United Nations for alleged “illegal settlements” by Israel. The four victims will be laid to rest this week.